Business and Legal Updates

Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn regularly updates clients with business and legal news from around the country. No matter their headquarters, clients are informed of the latest legal developments that could affect their businesses. From Western Mass. to New England, across New York, and beyond, the employment attorneys at Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn constantly seek the most current information about employment and labor laws.

2018-06-19 Human Resource and Workplace Law Developments
In this Issue: 1. Arbitration Used to Block Pay Sex Discrimination Lawsuit 2. Massachusetts Public School Loses in Teacher's Disability Lawsuit 3. Class Action Blocked by Arbitration Agreement 4. Workplace Economic Developments 5. Cost-of-Living 6. EEOC Chair Sworn-In 7. Connecticut Ups Minimum Wage to $15 8. "Shut Up" - Not an Unfair Labor Practice 9. Wages - Prepare for New Salaried Overtime Rules 10. Hospital Cafeterias Now Off-Limits to Union Organizing 11. Rats and Cockroaches Being Exterminated by an NLRB Regional Director 12. Extreme Obesity Not an ADA Disability 13. Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds Manager's Evaluation of Employee's Performance

2019-06-12 To Our Massachusetts Clients - MA Paid Family and Medical Leave
In this Issue: The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act's July 1, 2019 contribution implementation date has been deferred by three months ...

2019-05-14 To Our New York City Clients - A 'New' New York City Law - No Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing
In this Issue: As of May 10, 2020, New York City employers are prohibited from requiring job applicants to be tested for the presence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana ...

2019-04-15 To Our Massachusetts Clients - MA Paid Family Medical Leave
In this Issue: A new major employment law affecting ALL Massachusetts employers is about to take effect. Extended paid time off will have to be provided to employees for the employee’s or the employee’s family member’s medical needs. Employers will be faced with continuing their operations with absent staff and will also have to pay towards the funding of employee leaves ...

2019-03-22 Human Resource and Workplace Law Developments
In this Issue: 1. New Federal Overtime Rule 2. Protecting Against New Employment Law Consequences! 3. No Valentine Love for Unions' "Scabby the Rat" 4. Inflation Flat 5. 2018 Compensation Costs 6. 2019 Wage Trends 7. ADA Allows for Hostile Workplace Claim 8. What is Needed for Enforceable Court Waiver 9. Unions Are Limited in How They Spend Non-Members' Money 10. ADA Million Dollar Jury Win 11. Unlawful Discrimination and Adverse Employment Action

2019-01-25 Human Resource and Workplace Law Developments
In this Issue: 1. 2018 Inflation Less than 2% 2. Union Membership Drops in 2018 3. Individual Griping Not NLRB Protected Concerted Activity 4. U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Arbitration Agreement 5. NLRB: A Party Has No Say Over Other Side's Bargaining Committee 6. ADA - Hearing Impairments and the EEOC 7. NLRB: Collective Bargaining Duty 8. EEOC and Department of Justice Agree on Workplace Harassment Action Against Public Employers 9. Ten Paid Days Off in New York City